Wherever radioactive materials are handled, processed, or stored, special safety measures are needed to reduce the risk of fire or explosion and the severity of contamination from a fire or explosion. NFPA 801: Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials applies to all facilities that handle radioactive materials except nuclear reactors. It provides requirements and guidance on design, construction, operation, and regulation.
The most important 2014 change involves additional rules for the development of written plans for these facilities, such as:
In addition to the above, the 2014 NFPA 801 includes a completely rewritten Chapter 7, Special Hazards in Nuclear Facilities.